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First Trailer For Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Is Haunting and Beautiful

17 December 2014 3:31 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I have yet to see Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter but I'm counting the days until I get the opportunity.  The new film from writing/directing team David and Nathan Zellner (Kid Thing) is a riff on a popular urban legend about a girl who believes Fargo is a true story and goes searching for the money Steve Buscemi's character buried near the end of that movie.  Of course the legend isn't true (the young woman who died in real life wasn't searching for the money), but the Zellners used it as a springboard for a film that looks like a fantastic examination of loneliness and obsession. Hit the jump to check out the Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter trailer.  The film stars Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, & Nathan Zellner.  The score by The Octopus Project won a special jury award at Sundance.  It hits select theaters on March 13th, »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: Trailer For 'Fargo'-Fuelled 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter' Starring Rinko Kikuchi

17 December 2014 1:27 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Coen Brothers' "Fargo" is a made up tale presented as something true. Meanwhile, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" tells the true story of a young woman's journey to the United States only to find out that something she thought was real turned out to be fake. Confused yet? Well, read on... David Zellner tells the fascinating true story of a Japanese woman who watched "Fargo," traveled to the U.S., and, believing the movie was real, reportedly tried to find the money buried in the North Dakota snow. Instead, she died under mysterious circumstances, with her body found in the woods. Rinko Kikuchi takes the lead and gives another strong performance in a movie that has much more going on than just a quirky story.  "It was so strange and serious and to have such limited information. And the idea of someone going on a treasure hunt, it was so antiquated in modern-day society, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rinko Kikuchi Looks for Loot in 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' Trailer

17 December 2014 12:39 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After landing a couple of Indie Spirit Award nominations for director David Zellner and star Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim, Cloud Atlas), the indie drama Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is coming to theaters in the spring, and the teaser trailer has arrived. Based on a true story, the film follows a woman who sets out on a journey to retrieve the briefcase full of money that was buried in the frozen ground in the Coen Brothers comedy Fargo. Due to the disclaimer at the beginning of the film calling it a true story (it's not), she's driven to find this treasure. It's quite a unique premise, and it looks like a real gem. Watch it! Here's the teaser trailer for David Zellner's Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, originally from Yahoo: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is directed by David Zellner (Kid Thing, Goliath), who co-wrote the script with his brother Nathan Zellner »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter' Trailer with Rinko Kikuchi

17 December 2014 12:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A young woman goes on a bizarre quest to claim a fictional fortune in the first trailer for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Rinko Kikuchi stars as a lonely Japanese woman, who becomes convinced that a satchel of money she sees buried in a movie is, in fact, real. Abandoning her structured life in Tokyo for the frozen Minnesota wilderness, she embarks on an impulsive quest to search for this lost mythical fortune.

The "fictional film" in question is Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic Fargo, which, despite that film's claim in the opening credits, is not based on a true story. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is, however, loosely based on the real story of a Japanese woman named Takako Konishi, who traveled from her home in Tokyo to Minnesota during the winter of 2001. The 28-year-old woman didn't speak a word of English, and she was found frozen to death under mysterious circumstances, »

- MovieWeb

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2015 Indie Spirit Award Nom Surprises & Snubs: Where is The Skeleton Twins, Miles Teller & The Better Angels?

28 November 2014 9:05 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Question. What do The Skeleton TwinsThe Better Angels and actor Miles Teller have in common? There’ll always be some head-scratcher surprises and snubs and the 2015 Indie Spirit award nominations are no different. It goes with the territory. As we tend to some wounds, we access those that were criminally overlooked in the key categories. Here is a glance at some of the shoulda, woulda and coulda.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Falling below the 21 million mark set by the Indie Spirit folks, it is indeed an odd year when a major studio release figures among the fives noms. Considering that Ava DuVernay is an indie talent, I didn’t think her film would be part of the equation. That said, it was a given that Boyhood and the more deserving Birdman and Whiplash would all face off. In »

- Eric Lavallee

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Guillermo Del Toro gives us Pacific Rim 2 plot details

26 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – spoilers for Pacific Rim below…

Having made $411 million worldwide at the box office, it was inevitable that a sequel for Pacific Rim would be in the works, despite the rather definitive editing. So, just how will Guillermo Del Toro continue the story?

In an interview with Collider, Del Toro has given us some insight in what we can expect from Pacific Rim 2, “It’s a few years after the first one,” he said. “It’s not an immediate follow-up. It’s the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”

“It’s quite a different movie from the first one,” he adds. “But I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn [Gorman] and Charlie [Day]. They are really, really – I mean, »

- Luke Owen

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2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced: Birdman, Boyhood, Nightcrawler among leaders

25 November 2014 10:43 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are back with their list of the 2015 nominations. Leading the pack is the existential comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a whopping six nominations, including one for actor Michael Keaton and one for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Closely following with a solid five nominations are Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma.

Boyhood (read our review here) is Richard Linklater’s ultimate character study, which filmed over the course of a decade, creates a time-lapse examination like no other before it. The film follows six year old Texas boy Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, through his childhood years as he transitions into the life of a young adult ready to take on college. Boyhood received nominations for best film, director, editor, supporting actor and actress. It is bold experiment in film and should prove a serious awards contender.

Nightcrawler (read our review here) marks Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut. »

- William Fanelli

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Birdman Soars At The 2015 Spirit Awards

25 November 2014 7:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As 2014 winds down, the film industry is kicking into awards season once again, with today revealing nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards. As many predicted, Birdman is leading the pack with six nominations, including one for Best Picture. Other big winners at the moment include Selma, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.

The Spirit Awards will be held on February 21st, 2015, just one day before the Oscars. Below is a detailed listing of the nominees, check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood – Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange – Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma – Producers: Christian Colson, »

- Robert Kojder

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'Pacific Rim 2' Story Details Revealed; Charlie Day Will Return

25 November 2014 4:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With filming scheduled to start next fall, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is teasing new story details for his highly-anticipated sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director has revealing just how long after the original Pacific Rim this sequel is set, and confirms that Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geisler) and Burn Gorman (Gottlieb) will both reprise their roles.

When asked about the timeline of this sequel, Guillermo del Toro had this to say, revealing that it takes place a few years after the first movie, in a world now free from Kaiju monsters.

"It's a few years after the first one. It's not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after - what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It's quite a jump."

Charlie Day's Dr. Newton Geisler and Burn Gorman's Gottlieb were both »

- MovieWeb

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Birdman leads Spirit Awards nominations

25 November 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Birdman, a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Star Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu picked up nominations for the film from Fox Searchlight.

Nods also went to its supporting actors Emma Stone and Edward Norton and to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

Collecting five nominations each were the coming-of-age drama Boyhood, the Martin Luther King Jr.biopic Selma, and the noir thriller Nightcrawler.

Other films recognized in the best feature category included Whiplash and Love is Strange, both of which received four nominations.

Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees live from the W Hotel in Hollywood. The awards recognize achievements in independent film, and Oscar hopefuls are sprinkled throughout each category.

Nods in the male lead category went to David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in SelmaJake Gyllenhall for »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning.

Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Watch Here.

Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash.

“As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, “this year’s nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show.”

Inherent Vice was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was created in 2008 in honor of legendary director Robert Altman who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is a testament to the »

- Michelle McCue

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Spirit Awards Nominees: The 15 Biggest Surprises

25 November 2014 12:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Independent Spirit Awards were never supposed to be a harbinger of the Oscars, but in recent years, the booze-infused celebration in Santa Monica — held the night before the Academy Awards — had become just that. All the acting winners at last year’s Oscar ceremony picked up a Spirit first, and so did best picture champ “12 Years a Slave.”

So it’s particularly confusing that this year’s Spirit nominations completely shut out what is supposed to be one of the season’s heavyweights: The Weinstein Co.’s “The Imitation Game.” It wasn’t a good day for Harvey Weinstein in general, since his entire awards season slate of “St. Vincent,” “Begin Again” and “Big Eyes” (which only got a screenplay nod) was left out.

While the Oscar voters and Spirit nominating committee don’t overlap, in a competitive awards season, these nominations do matter. It gently nudges voters on »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Jenelle Riley

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"Birdman" Tops Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most nods from the Independent Spirit Awards! Nominations were announced today, and "Birdman" got 6 noms including Best Feature, Director, Editing, Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Supporting Male for Edward Norton.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava Duvernay's "Selma" each received 5 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on Saturday, February 21st.

Here's the full list of nominees for the

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, »

- Manny

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Birdman leads Film Independent Spirit Awards with 6 nominations

25 November 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced.

Birdman leads with six nominations including Best Feature, as well as nods for stars Michael Keaton and Emma Stone and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma have each received five nominations, which were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna in Hollywood.

The Best Female Lead category sees Marion Cotillard take on Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Jenny Slate and Rinko Kikuchi. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, André Benjamin and Michael Keaton will battle it out in the Best Male Lead category.

The awards will be handed out on February 21, the day before the Oscars takes place.

The full 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations:

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Ava DuVernay - Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman or »

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The 2015 Spirit Award Nominations

25 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Independent Spirit Awards have revealed the full list of contenders for their 2015 awards which celebrate the best in independent movies. The Michael Keaton-led "Birdman" leads the list with six nominations. "Boyhood," "Nightcrawler" and "Selma" are in a three-way fight for second with three nominations each.

Two awards have already been announced with the Robert Altman award given to Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" and a Special Distinction Award handed out to Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" which was ineligible for other awards due to its budget. Notable snubs include "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything," "Wild," "St. Vincent," "Cake," "The Homesman," "Black or White" and major studio films like "Unbroken".

Other notable inclusions this year are "Whiplash,""Love is Strange," "A Most Violent Year," "The Immigrant," "Mommy," "Under the Skin," "Obvious Child," "Still Alice," "Force Majeure," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Blue Ruin," "Ida," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, »

- Garth Franklin

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30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

25 November 2014 10:51 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominees for 2015 with “Birdman” leading the flock with six nominations, followed by “Boyhood,” “Selma,” and “Nightcrawler,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal all netting five nods. Both Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette have been nominated for their turns in Richard Linklater’s epic 12-years-in-the-making film, “Boyhood.” Tilda Swinton (“Last Lovers Left Alive”) was nominated beside Marion Cotillard (“The Immigrant”), Rinko Kikuchi- Kumiko (“The Treasure Hunter”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), and Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) in the lead actress categories. For the male leads, André Benjamin (“Jimi: All Is By My Side”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), John Lithgow (“Love is Strange”), and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” all received recognition. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” received an honorable mention. For a list of nominees, see below. Best Feature (Award given to the »

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30th Independent Spirit Award Noms: Birdman Leads Boyhood, Selma & Nightcrawler by a Nose

25 November 2014 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Odd how a live announcement is beat by the complete rundown of all the awards from a major trade, but here are the complete nominations for the 3oth anniversary edition. Fox Searchlight’s 18 million bet proved to be a good one as Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma by a busted up nose in the number of most nominations with six, while Linklater, Gilroy and DuVernay’s latest secured five noms a piece. Looking at the final five, we have a Best Feature category with a breakdown that resembles two parts Hollywood and three parts 4-5 million dollar indie range in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Selma being joined by Boyhood, Love is Strange, Whiplash. Here are the complete noms.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 10:36 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations came out this morning and unsurprisingly there are a lot of names here that won’t be on an Oscar handicappers list. Birdman is arguably the biggest film on this list – and it leads the field with nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male, Best Supporting Male and Female, and Best Cinematography – but there is a lot of love present for the real indies here as well. Below is the full list of contenders for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards airing February 21, 2015 on IFC.

2015 Sprit Award Nominations

Best Feature

Birdman

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, ‘Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, ‘Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, ‘Birdman

Richard Linklater, ‘Boyhood

David Zellner, ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’

Best Screenplay

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, ‘Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor, ‘A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy, ‘Nightcrawler

Jim Jarmusch, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, »

- Colin Biggs

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

25 November 2014 10:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox Searchlight’s Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below:

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, »

- The Deadline Team

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Announcing the 2015 Spirit Awards Nominees

25 November 2014 10:21 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Award season is almost here, and we're about to find out what movies will dominate this year's spate of award shows. The Spirit Awards are up first, and even though its focus is on honoring independent film, you'll find a lot of stars and films here that will show up in other nomination lists, too. This year, a few movies that have already been getting buzz cemented their place with this list, like Whiplash, Boyhood, Birdman, and Nightcrawler. Get the full list below! Best Feature Birdman Boyhood Love Is Strange Selma Whiplash Best Director Damien Chazelle, Whiplash Ava DuVernay, Selma Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood David Zellner, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Best First Feature (award given to the director and producer) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Dear White People Nightcrawler Obvious Child She's Lost Control Best Screenplay Big Eyes by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski A Most Violent Year »

- Shannon-Vestal

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